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TWO separate softball carnivals were
held last week to select a Barkly Re-
gion School Sport Softball squad to
compete in Katherine in October at
the very first Inter-Region Softball Cup
The South Barkly Region Cup was held in
Ampilatwatja where teams from Alpurrurulam,
Arlparra and Ampilatwatja battled it out over
two days with great softball skills displayed
by all teams involved.
The Grand Final between Arlparra 1 and
Ampilatwatja was a close one but Ampilat-
watja managed to come out on top 7 runs to 5.
It was great to see the mothers of the girls
down there encouraging and giving the local
team tips whilst they played.
The victorious Ampilatwatja team did a drive
around their community making sure all the
community was aware of their win and to show
off the grand cup they had just won.
The North Barkly Region Cup was held here
in Tennant Creek with teams from Elliott, Ti
Tree and Tennant Creek High. Once again great
softball was on show.
The Tennant Creek High School girls im-
proved greatly over the two days considering
the girls only came together the day before
the competition due to a school pulling out,
well done girls.
The Grand Final was a nail biter between Ti
Tree and Elliott and at the end of game both
teams were on 4 runs each.
Both decided that they wanted to play another
innings each to decide who was going to take
home the grand cup. Ti Tree came out fighting
and managed to slam home 9 runs and declare
so Elliott could bat.
Elliott had a runner on second and first and
their batter did a great hit only to be caught by
Ti Tree, who then threw the ball to second and
then onto first and got the runners out before
they could return to their base due to the caught
ball ruling so a triple out and game was over.
The School Sports NT Barkly Region are
looking forward to sending their team away
and are looking for any businesses to sponsor
our team to help with the costs involved in this
Inter Region Carnival.
If you would like to help please contact
Barkly Region School Sports Coordinator Pam
Dillon at email@example.com
By PAM DILLON
By PAM DILLON
By MARCuS MAHeR
Softball fever hits Ampilatwatja and Tennant
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: The Ti Tree team celebrated their
win. Below: The victorious Ampilatwatja team.
SIX bush schools travelled into
Tennant Creek for the fifth Annual
Barkly Bush Schools Athletics
Carnival last week.
Students from Alekarange, Ampilat-
watja, Canteen Creek, Elliott, Neutral
Junction and Rockhampton Downs
battled against each other over two days
competing in a variety of field, track and
This year hurdles were introduced and
all students enjoyed participating in the
new event and some good styles were
Teachers and staff from Barkly Re-
gional Education Office got in on the
action, competing in a sack race and then
challenged the students in a tug-of-war.
Much to the surprise of staff, students
won the first pull but the staff managed
to get it together and won the next two.
Congratulations to Alekarange who were
announced the winners along with the
Whilst in Tennant Creek the students
took advantage of being in town and
visited the Da Vinci exhibition and were
treated to a movie night at Tennant Creek
High School performing arts centre.
A big thank you to Tennant Creek
Primary School, the High School and
Anyinginyi Sports and Recreation.
Results from the carnival will be com-
pared to other carnivals and a Barkly
team will be selected to compete at the
NT Athletics Championships in August.
IN term 2, Grade 5 and 6 students were com-
peting for their house colour in the 2016
Anyinginyi school sports competitions or-
ganised and facilitated by the Anyinignyi
Sports and Rec team.
The sport for Term 2 was soccer, and it has been held
on the undercover courts in Purkiss Reserve, which
involved three sessions of each house playing against
each other and last Thursday 16 June, was the soccer
finals to see which team would get what points to go
to their overall tally.
The third versus fourth match in the girls was Juno vs
Flynn – last time these girls played it was a draw, and
Juno got off to a great start, leading 3-0 at half time.
Flynn tried to re-group at half time but to no avail,
with Slyvannia Kelly (4 goals) and Dayna Dowling (2
goals) playing sensationally team soccer to win 6-0.
In the boys match to see who would claim third spot
was Noble v Flynn, Noble who have struggled with
numbers were in front at half time 2-1, with Meschach
Smith leading the was with 2 goals.
It was looking like Noble would get their first win for
soccer, however Natrell Dickson would put a stop to
that and score a hatrick of goals in the second half, to
have 4 goals for the game and Flynn would win 4-2.
The girls gold medal match was between Noble and
Peko, this game was tightly contested game with no
team giving an edge and in the second half a goal
scored by Olivia Haines would end up being the
winning goal and Peko defeating Noble 1-0 to take
out the girls soccer challenge and score 10 points to
Allira Davey was best for Peko and Bryanna Waist-
coat played a great game for Noble. Well done Peko
In the boys match between Peko and Juno, again
it was a classic game to see who would win and get
the 10 points.
Their last game in Round 1 was a 2-2 draw and this
game was close, Andrew Peckham was giving it his
all for Peko and had a couple of goals under his belt,
however some great play by Juno in the second half,
took this game to a penalty shootout.
Stanley Waistcoat (Peko) and Jai Renfrey-Carroll
(Juno) were the goalies and had to stop five penalties
to see who would win.
Juno got off to a bright start with Junior George
scoring the first goal, however after a few misses by
both teams Jayden Miller, made it even with his goal.
A thunderbolt kick by Lachlan Munckton was well
stopped by keeper Jai, and then Jeffrrey Frank sent the
ball into the goals to have Juno leading and Peko had
the last kick to even the game, it was all very tense
and the crowd was getting nervous and cheered for
both players, however the kick by Josh Ondeyo was
again well stopped by Jai Renfrey-Carrol and to see
Juno take the 10 points.
Next term’s sport will be touch football, to see which
house colour can score points to their overall tally.
Scores: Peko 18 points, Juno 16 points, Noble 12
points, Flynn 10 points.
Bush students shine at Athletics Carnival
Peko leads sports table in house challenge
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